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Prof. Mati Meyer

Prof. Mati Meyer
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The Open University of Israel Department of Literature, Language and Arts 7, Hatibonim St, Jerusalem
Office:972-9-778-1214 Fax:972-9-778-2671 Email:matim@openu.ac.il

Ph.D. 2002
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Direct doctoral program for outstanding students, History of Art.
Dissertation title: The Image of the Biblical Woman in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts of the Macedonian Dynasty (867-1056) (Summa cum Laude)
MA, 1996
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
History of Art
BA, 1992
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
History of Art
1989-90
Université de Paris I (Sorbonne)
History of Art, undergraduate courses
1983-85
Tel Aviv University
History of Theater, undergraduate and graduate studies, History of Theatre
Since Oct. 2007
The Open University of Israel, Department of Literature, Language and Arts
Faculty Member in Art History
2012-2013
Tel Aviv University, Department of Art History
Adjunct Lecturer
Graduate course: Queens, Saints and Prostitutes: The Female Visual Portrait in Byzantine Culture
1999-2003; 2008-09
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Department of Arts
Teaching Associate; Adjunct Lecturer
Upper-level undergraduate courses: Multiple Eves: Imaging Women in Medieval Art; The Byzantine Church and its Decoration; Satan and Pals – Medieval Images of Evil; The Image of Women in the History of Art; Between East and West: the influence of Byzantine art on Western Art, 9th-15th centuries; Issues in Byzantine Painting; Byzantine Art; Introduction to Ancient, Classical and Medieval Art (tutorials)
2008-09
University of Haifa, Onassis Program of Hellenic Studies
Adjunct Lecturer
Upper-level undergraduate course: Between the Gold and the Purple. Issues in Byzantine Art
1996-2007
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Art History
Adjunct Lecturer, Associate Teacher, Instructor
Undergraduate lecture courses: Medieval Art Survey (tutorials); History of Art Survey (tutorials)
Upper-level undergraduate courses and tutorials: The Female Ideal in Art; Form and Meaning in the Work of Art; The Romanesque Church and its Decoration; The Woman in Art; Byzantine Painting; Sinner, Repentant and Valiant: The Biblical Woman in Art History; The Romanesque Church and its Decoration; The Image of the Medieval Woman: Identity and Perception; Images of Evil in Medieval Art
2003-04
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Revivim Program
Adjunct Lecturer
Upper-level undergraduate course: Looking at the Work of Art
2005-07
Central School for Teachers, Tel-Aviv (affiliated to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Adjunct lecturer
Undergraduate lecture course: Medieval Art Survey
Upper-level undergraduate courses: Mythological Sources to Art, The Image of Woman in Art History
2006-07
Academic College “Hadassa”, Jerusalem, Depts. of Photography and Design
Adjunct lecturer
Undergraduate lecture course: Survey of Art History: From Prehistory to Post-Modern Era
2002-03
“Emunah” College, Jerusalem
Teacher
Undergraduate lecture course: Medieval Art Survey
2001
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Teacher
Undergraduate lecture course: Medieval Art Survey Upper-level undergraduate courses: Medieval Iconography
April-June 2014
Summer visitorship, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
2013-16
Israel Science Foundation Grant
2010
Research Grant, The Open University Research Authority
2005-07
Fellow of the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Center for the History of Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2003
Postdoctoral grant for a two-month research conducted at the Index of Christian Art, Princeton, and Dumbarton Oaks Research Institute, Washington, D.C., of the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Center for the History of Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2003-06
Postdoctoral grant; researcher and staff member of joint project of the Index of Christian Art, Princeton and Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, Beer-Sheva
2001
Guest fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Institute, Washington, D.C.
2000
One-month scholarship in Paris, granted by the Cultural Department, Embassy of France, Tel-Aviv
1997
Award of the Israel Association of University Women, Jerusalem
1996-98
Award of the Israel Association of University Women, Jerusalem, 1997 Four grants for limited periods of research conducted in different libraries abroad, of the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Center for the History of Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1994-95
Award and scholarship of the Rector and of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities for outstanding students
2016
IMAGO – The Israeli Association for Visual Culture in the Middle Ages
2016
BSANA – The Byzantine Studies Association of North America
2016
CAA – College Art Association, USA
2016
ICMA – The International Center for Medieval Art
2016
The Medieval Academy of America
2016
The International Association for Byzantine Studies
2016
The Israeli Association for Byzantine Studies

Curator and responsible of the Open Art Gallery, The Open University of Israel, Raanana
Researcher and assistant curator, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

An Obscure Portrait: Imaging Women's Reality in Byzantine Art (London: Pindar Press, 2009).

Edited Books
Between Judaism and Christianity: Art-historical essays in honor of Elisheva (Elisabeth) Revel Neher, eds. Katrin Kogman-Appel and Mati Meyer (Leiden: Brill, 2009).

Open University Books
Medieval Art in Europe and Byzantium, 3 vols. (2015).

“Hiding in Plain Sight: The Second Coming and the Last Judgment in the Vatican Psalter, gr. 752,” Cahiers archéologiques 56 (2016): 71–86.

“Chastity Stripped Bare. On Temporal and Eternal Things in the Sacra Parallela (Paris, BnF, gr. 923),” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 38/1 (2014): 91–113.

“Theologizing Desire: Bathers in the Sacra Parallela (Paris, BnF, gr. 923),” Different Visions. A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art 4 (2014): 25–57. Fifth issue Female Sexuality edited by Sherry Lindquist and Mati Meyer; http://differentvisions.org/issue-five/ (online journal)

“Divine Nourishing: On Breasts and Bottles in the Miniatures of Iakobos Kokkinobaphos,” Deltion tes Christianikes Archaiologikes Hetaireias 33 (2012), 265–76.

“On Birth and More in Middle Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts,” Cahiers Archéologiques 53 (2011): 49–62.

“On Sense and Sensibility in the Work of Talia Tokatly,” Protocols. History & Theory, issue no. 22 On the Sensual in Art (Sept. 2011). http://bezalel.secured.co.il/zope/home/en/1315639275/131594928 (online journal)

Porneia. Quelques considérations sur la represéntation du péché de chair dans l’art byzantin, ” Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale 51/203 (2009): 225–44.

“Between Realia and Eschatological Hopes. The personification of Zion in Byzantine Psalters with marginal decorations,” Ars Judaica 5 (2009): 7–22.

“Garbing Orthodoxy in Classicism: revisiting the illustrated homilies of Gregory of Nazianzos,” Iconographica 7 (2008): 11–22.

“Harlot or Penitent? The Image of Rahab in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts,” Ars Judaica 2 (2006): 25-34.

“The Levite’s Concubine: Imaging the Marginal Woman in Byzantine Society,” Studies in Iconography 26 (2006): 45–76.

“On the Hypothetical Model of the Iconography of Birth-giving in the Octateuchs,” Deltion tes Christianikes Archaiologikes Etairerias 26 (2005): 311–18.

“Woman to Woman: Parturient-Midwife Imagery in Byzantine Art,” Bizantinistica VI (2004): 101–19.

“Did the Daughters of Israel come out dancing and singing to meet…David? A Biblical Image in Christian-Imperial Attire,” Byzantion LXXIII/2 (2003): 467–87.

Chapters in Books
“Imaging the ‘Other’ and Political Identity in the Byzantine Illuminated Book” ((RSA proceedings; commissioned; forthcoming).

“Gender Slippage in the Byzantine Illuminated Book” (CIHA proceedings, Beijing; commissioned; forthcoming)

“Urban Topographies: Investigating Space in Vat. gr. 752,” in Book of Psalms from Eleventh-Century Constantinople: On the Complex of Texts and Images in Vat. gr. 752, eds. Barbara Crostini Lappit and Glenn A. Peers, Studi e Testi (Città del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2016), 515–45.

“‘Remembering Zion’ and Simulacra: Jerusalem in the Byzantine Psalter,” in Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, eds. Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai and Hanna Vorholt, Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, 18 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), 451–61.

“Venus Lost and Found. Aesthetic Perceptions of the Female Nude in Byzantine Art,” in: Körper-Ästhetiken. Der [allegorische] Körper als ästhetisches Prinzip - [gender-]theoretische Perspektiven, eds. Miriam Oesterreich, Julia Rüthemann, Cornelia Logemann, Reihe Kultur- und Medientheorie (Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag, 2013), 181–205.

“Constructing Emotions and Weaving Meaning in Byzantine Art,” in: Happiness or Its Absence in Art: Selected Papers from a Symposium Held in Ben-Gurion University on March 2011, eds. William Barcham and Ronit Milano (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), 9–26.

“On Sense and Sensibility in the Work of Talia Tokatly,” in Protocollage 2012: MATERIA, ed. Dror Pimental, Dana Arieli-Horowitz, Gal Ventura, Naomi Meiri-Dan (Tel Aviv: Resling, 2012), 52–73 (in Hebrew).

“Refracting Christian Truths through the Prism of the Biblical Female in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts,” in: Jews of Byzantium: Dialectics of Minority and Majority Cultures, eds. Robert Bonfil, Oded Irshai, Guy G. Stroumsa, Rina Talgam, Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture 14 (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 971–1000.

“Eve’s nudity. A sign of shame or a precursor of Christological economy?” in Between Judaism and Christianity. Art Historical Essays in Honour of Prof. Elisabeth (Elisheva) Revel-Neher, eds. Katrin Kogman-Appel and Mati Meyer, Leiden: Brill (2009), 243–58.

“The Window of Testimony. A Sign of Physical or Spiritual Conception?” Interactions. Artistic Interchange between the Eastern and Western Worlds in the Medieval Period, ed. C. Hourihane (Philadelphia, PA: Penn State University Press, 2007, 244–59.

Edited Issue
Different Visions. A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art 4 (2014). Fifth issue Female Sexuality, co-edited with Sherry Lindquist; http://differentvisions.org/issue-five/

Entries in Encyclopaedia
“Representation of Biblical Women in Art,” in: Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, P. Hyman and D. Ofer, eds., Jerusalem (2006, CD-ROM).

Conference Abstracts
“The Female Martyr Body and Male Prowess in Byzantine Art,” in: RSA 2012 85h Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 22–24, 2012, Abstracts, 2012.
“The Byzantine Last Judgment Iconography Revisited,” 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Sophia (22-27 August, 2011), in: Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Vol. II: Abstracts of Round Table Communications (Sofia: Bulgaria Historical Heritage Foundation, 2011).
“The Personification of Zion and the Marian Cult in Byzantine Psalters with Marginal Illustrations,” in: CAA 2009 97th Annual Conference, Los Angeles February 25–28, 2009, Abstracts, 53.
“Women at windows: glimpses of reality in Byzantine art,” in: Proceedings of the 21st Congress of Byzantine Studies, London 21-26 August 2006, III: Abstracts of Communications (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), 100–101.
“The Female Nude in Byzantine Art,” in: The Thirtieth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers, October 28-31, 2004, The Walters Art Museum and The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 102–103.

Conference Abstracts
“The Female Martyr Body and Male Prowess in Byzantine Art,” in: RSA 2012 85h Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 22–24, 2012, Abstracts, 2012. “The Byzantine Last Judgment Iconography Revisited,” 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Sophia (22-27 August, 2011), in: Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Vol. II: Abstracts of Round Table Communications (Sofia: Bulgaria Historical Heritage Foundation, 2011).
“The Personification of Zion and the Marian Cult in Byzantine Psalters with Marginal Illustrations,” in: CAA 2009 97th Annual Conference, Los Angeles February 25–28, 2009, Abstracts, 53.
“Women at windows: glimpses of reality in Byzantine art,” in: Proceedings of the 21st Congress of Byzantine Studies, London 21-26 August 2006, III: Abstracts of Communications (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), 100–101.
“The Female Nude in Byzantine Art,” in: The Thirtieth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers, October 28-31, 2004, The Walters Art Museum and The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 102–103.

Catalogues
A Matter of Discourse: a retrospective of Talia Tokatly’s art, The Open University of Israel, Raanana, 2009 (Hebrew)
Georgia. A Journey through the Ages, exhibition catalogue, The Open University of Israel, Raanana, 2009 (Hebrew)
Products of Palestine: Propaganda, Design and Advertisement 1923-1949, exhibition catalogue, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997 (Hebrew)

Entries in Encyclopaedia (refereed)
“Jezebel in Visual Arts,” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR) (New York: Degruyter; commissioned; 2016). “Jewish Art, Ancient,” Oxford Bibliographies in Art History (Oxford: Oxford University Press; commissioned; forthcoming)

Book Reviews
Cecily Hennessy, Images of Children in Byzantium (Ashgate: Farnham, Surrey, UK; Burlington, VA, 2008), in: Journal für Kunstgeschichte / Journal of Art History. The International Periodical of Reviews 14/1(2010): 34–39.ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Conferences and Talks
2017
17th  Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities “Gendering and Sexualizing the Female Body in Byzantine Art” (Hofstra University, NY, June)
Renaissance Society of Art (RSA), “Imaging the ‘Other’ and Political Identity in the Byzantine Illuminated Book” (Chicago, 30 March-1 April)
CAA 105th Annual Conference, New York, “Encapsulating Antiquity and the Bible: The Imperial ‘I’ and Cultural Identity in the Byzantine Illuminated Book” (New York, NY, Feb.)
2016
34th Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art (CIHA), “Gender Slippage in the Byzantine Illuminated Book” (Beijing, Sept.)
23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Second Coming and the Last Judgment in the Vatican Psalter, gr. 752” (Belgrade, Aug.)
2015
International Medieval Congress at the Medieval Institute, “Venus Rewritten: Aesthetic Perceptions and Cultural Discourse in Byzantine Art” (Leeds, UK, July)
2014
Fifth Feminist Art History Conference, “Theological and Moral Aspects of the Female Body in Byzantine Art” (American University, Washington, DC, Oct.31–Nov. 2)
International Medieval Congress at the Medieval Institute, Leeds, UK, “The Female Martyr and the Imperial Cohorts in Byzantine Art” (Leeds, UK, July)
49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, “Refiguring ֶ‘Masculinity’ and Imperial Identity in the Menologion of Basil II (Bibl. Apost. Vat., gr. 1613)” (Western Michigan University, May)
2011
22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, “Table ronde – conclusions ou recommencements?” (Sophia, Aug.)
International Medieval Congress at the Medieval Institute, “Chastity Stripped Bare: Female Nudity in the Sacra Parallela (Paris, BnF, gr. 923)” (Leeds, UK, July)
4th annual Conference of the Israeli Association for Visual Culture in the Middle Ages (IMAGO), “Theology and Transgender: The Power of Suggestion in Byzantine Art” (Tel-Aviv University, May)
Workshop on  Körper-Ästhetiken. Der (allegorische) Körper als ästhetisches Prinzip - (gender-) theoretische Perspektiven, Transcultural Studies, “The Eloquent Body: Bathers in the Sacra Parallela (Paris, BnF, gr. 923)” (Ruprecht-Karls- Universität Heidelberg, May)
2010
SECAC/MACAA Conference, “Talia Tokatly: The Object’s Discourse” (Richmond, VA, Oct.)
2009
15th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, "From Zion to Constantinople: The Ups and Downs of a Biblical Image" (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Aug.)
International Medieval Congress at the Medieval Institute, “Hagia Sion: Gendering the Orthodox Faith in Byzantine Art” (Leeds, UK, July)
College Art Association 96th Annual Conference, “The Personification of Zion and the Marian Cult in Byzantine Psalters with Marginal Illustrations” (Los Angeles, Feb.)
2007
International Medieval Congress at the Medieval Institute, “The Window in Byzantine Art as Metonym of Female Perceptions” Leeds, UK, July)
1st Congress of the Israeli Association for Byzantine Studies, “Sexual Actions and Morals in Byzantine Art” (Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, June)
2006
21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, University of London, London “Reading Sexuality in Byzantine Art” (London, Aug.)
International Conference at the Medieval Institute, “Gestual and Sexual Interplay in Byzantine Art” (Leeds, UK, July)
International Conference “Art and Liturgy in the Middle Ages,” “Garbing Orthodoxy in Classicism: Revisiting the Illustrated Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus” (Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, June)
International Conference “Art and Liturgy in the Middle Ages,” chair person of session on illuminated manuscripts (Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, June)
Conference “Conversion,” Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, “Atoning for Her Sins. The Figure of Rahab in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts” (Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, March)
2005
14th World Congress of Jewish Studies, “Eve’s Nudity. A Sign of Shame or Precursor of Christological Economy?” (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Aug.)
1st International Congress “Art and the Mediterranean Culture,” “The Window of Testimony”—A Sign of Physical and Spiritual Conception” (University of Haifa, May)
2004
30th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, “The Female Nude in Byzantine Art” (The Walters Art Museum and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Oct.)
International Medieval Congress at the Medieval Institute, “Punished by her Lust: Luxuria in Byzantine Art” (Leeds, UK, July)
International Symposium “The Art of Narrative,” “Birth-giving imagery in Byzantine Art” (Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, March)
College Art Association 92nd Annual Conference, “Woman to Woman: Parturient-Midwife Imagery in Byzantine Art” (Seattle, Wash., Feb.)
2003
“The Portrayal of Birth Giving in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts” (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Nov.)
27th Annual Congress on History, Shazar Center, Jerusalem, “The Image of the Dancer/Musician in Byzantine Art – Fiction or Reality?” (Shazar Center, Jerusalem, June)
38th International Congress on Medieval Studies, “The Levite Concubine: A Case in Point of the Clerical Attitude towards the Marginal Woman in Byzantine Society” (Western Michigan University, May)
2001
13th World Congress of Jewish Studies, “And the Daughters of Israel exalted David – A Jewish Image in Christian-Byzantine Disguise” (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Aug.)
1998
6th International Seminary on Jewish Art: “Scripture and Picture,” “Between Harlot and Penitent. The Image of Rahab in Illuminated Byzantine Manuscripts” (Jerusalem, June)
Invited Guest Lectures and Conference Participations
2012
International Workshop, “Book of Psalms from Eleventh-Century Constantinople: On the Complex of Texts and Images in Vat. gr. 752,” “Structures and Imperial Identity, Investigating Space in Vat. gr. 752” (Swedish Institute, Rome, June)
International Conference, “Cultural Exchanges in the Late Byzantine World,” “On Earthly Possessions and the Desire of the Flesh in the Sacra Parallela” (Haifa University, May)
2011
International Conference, round table on “Poor...Rich in the Middle Ages” (Medieval Institute, Leeds, UK, July)
2010
International Conference, “Visual Constructs of Jerusalem,” “'Remembering Zion' and Simulacra: Jerusalem in the Byzantine Psalter” (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Nov.)
Seminar, “The Female Body and the Battle on Morals in Byzantine Art” (Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University, June)
2009
Seminar and open lecture (Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Sept.)
3rd International Conference, “Art in Conflict,” “Depicting the Devotional Image in Byzantine Psalters with Marginal Decorations” (University of Haifa, June)
2nd Congress of the Israeli Association for Byzantine Studies, “The Art of the Book in Byzantium: Tradition and Innovation” (Jerusalem, Yad Ben-Zvi, Feb.)
2008
International conference “The Jewish Presence in Art,” “Between Realia and Eschatological Hopes. The personification of Zion in middle Byzantine illuminated manuscripts” (Bar-Ilan University, June)
2007
2nd International Congress, “Greek Art and Culture: Origins and Influences,” “Architectural Openings: Metonyms of Perceptions of Women in Byzantine Art” (University of Haifa, May)
“Imaging the Women of the Bible in Byzantine Art,” “The Art in the Bible/ The Bible in Art” (University of Haifa, May)
2006
“Women’s Reality in Byzantine Art” (University of Haifa, May)
2005
“Imaging the Woman in Byzantine Art” (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Scholion Project, May)
“Between Convention and Reality: Imaging the Midwife in Art,” The  Israeli Society for History of Medicine and Science, (Hadassah hospital, Jerusalem, April)
2004
“The marginalized woman: the case of Levite’s concubine,” 36th Congress of Jewish Art, Society for Jewish Art (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, May)
Conferences and sessions organized
2016
“Time and Temporality in Medieval and Early Modern Art,” 9th International Conference of the Israeli Medieval and Early Modern Association for Visual Culture (The Open University, Raanana, Feb.)
Co-organizer with Assaf Pinkus, “Thinking through the Body: Visual Passion in the Middle Ages,” CAA’s 104th Annual Conference, (Washington, DC, Feb.)
2015
Double session co-organized with Stavroula Constantinou, “Emotions in Byzantine Culture,” International Medieval Congress at the Medieval Institute (, Leeds, UK, July)
2013
Co-organizer with Emma Fanar-Maayan, “Capturing Light in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Art,” 6th Annual Conference of the Israeli Medieval Association for Visual Culture (University of Haifa, Jan.)
2011
Co-organizer with Catherine Jolivet-Lévy, 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, “The Byzantine Last Judgment Iconography Revisited,” round table (Sofia, Aug.)
Co-organizer with Assaf Pinkus, “Medieval Spectacle: Art and Performance in the Middle Ages,” International Conference at the Medieval Institute (Leeds, UK, July)
Co-organizer with Assaf Pinkus, “Boundaries and Multiculturalism in the Middle Ages," 4th Annual Conference of the Israeli Medieval Association for Visual Culture (IMAGO) (Tel-Aviv University, May)
2010
Co-organizer with Sherry Lindquist, “Representing the Sexuality of Women in Medieval Europe and Byzantium,” International Medieval Congress, sponsored by the International Center for Medieval Art (Leeds, UK, July)
2009
15th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, “Envisioning the Past and Present. The Relevancy of Traditions in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts,” organized session (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Aug.)
2nd Workshop of the Israeli Medieval Association for Visual Culture (IMAGO) (The Open University, Raanana, May)
2006
“Gesticulating the spiritual/motioning the secular. Ideals, morals and actions in Byzantine art,” organized session, International Conference at the Medieval Institute (Leeds, UK, July)

  • Academic consultant for the Open University Textbooks: Trends and Movements in Modern and Contemporary Art (2001-); Art History Survey in Islamic Countries (2011-14); Palestine between Christianity and Islam (2010); Renaissance Art in Italy (2010)
  • Ph.D. supervision: Erga Shneurson, Dept. of Art History, Tel Aviv University, 2011-2014
  • External assessor, GIF (German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development), Grant Application Cycle 2013/4
  • Manuscript reviewer for Iconographica, 2012; Ars Judaica, 2010; Israel Museum Studies in Archaeology, 2016
  • IMAGO – The Israeli Association for Visual Culture in the Middle Ages: Governing Board, 2007-13; Treasurer, 2007-11; President 2011-2013
  • Tenure/promotion reviewer for: Ben Gurion University, 2011
  • Reviewer of PhD thesis proposals: Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University, 2010, 2011
  • Reviewer of MA thesis, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007
  • Head, Department of Literature, Language and Arts, 2014–2016
  • Head of Art History Section, since 2009
  • Member, the Committee for the Humanities
  • Responsible for the undergraduate program in Art History; program under revision at the Council for Higher Education in Israel (Malag)
  • Chair, the Committee for the Humanities, 2011-2014
  • Member of the Search Committee for Musicology tenure-track position, 2014
  • Member of the Search Committee for Art History tenure-track position, 2013
  • Member of the Study Programs Committee, 2013-2014
  • Member, Credit for Previous Studies Committee, 2009-2011